I believe the present emphasis on social justice and critical race theory rather than God’s impartial justice disparages all humans by treating them as something less than they are, which is created in the image of God (Gen 1:26–28). First, they do so by being based on a Marxian materialistic view of reality. Second, because white and black people are judged and categorized as oppressors and oppressed based on skin color rather than on their hearts as God judges them (1 Sam 16:7). Third, social justice degrades black people by contending that their lack of achievement can be blamed on others (social injustice) rather than considering that some of their lack of success and development may be related to other factors not associated with social injustices. Continue reading →
Social justice: While social justice and cultural Marxism are not synonymous, they can rightly be used interchangeably as I have done. They both seek a redistribution of wealth and power from the groups who have it to the ones who do not. That is to say, from the majority to the minority, and in America, that first and foremost means from the white people to the black people. This transfer of wealth and power is regardless of personal merit or how hard a person had to work for his wealth. Continue reading →
Critical Race Theory (CRT) defines race as being socially constructed rather than a natural biological function. In CRT, the concept of race was constructed by white people and serves as a mechanism for them to oppress black people and promote pervasive institutional racism in order to maintain white supremacy.
CRT is related to Cultural Marxism which is composed of a broad set of ideas that serve as instruments for a societal transformation to bring about the redistribution of power and wealth–Socialism. White people need to repent of white supremacy and privilege, but black people do not need to repent. Even if a white person has never had a genuinely racist thought or he has repented of past racism, he is still a racist, white supremacist, because he is white and belongs to the majority. Continue reading →
These articles, messages, and links are provided to help Christians remain faithful to the Scripture in our actions, heart, and speech at a time when many evangelical leaders are abandoning clear biblical teaching. Or they are unjustifiably mixing biblical teaching with cultural Marxism, social justice, critical race theory, intersectionality, and terminology from Black Lives Matters (BLM), all of which are inferior to the biblical message and tacitly minimize the ungodly beliefs of BLM. In either case, the biblical perspective and the gospel is corrupted.
In their allegiances, they undermine Scripture by confusing such things as social justice with biblical justice, critical race theory’s definition of race and racism with Scripture’s teaching on race and racism, social justice’s evil privilege with biblical blessings, cultural Marxism’s white supremacy and guilt based on skin color and its ineffective repentance with God’s standard, which is that any sinful racial supremacy flows from the heart, but it can be forgiven and all guilt removed by repentance and faith.
Every attempt to speak about racism that does not pedestal “all are created in the image of God” (Gen 1:26–28) or adopts inferior cultural expressions undermines the clarity of the Christian message and the gospel. Continue reading →
Social justice advocates (cultural Marxism) seek to advance their cause by the dreadful death of George Floyd. It is essential to keep the following two thoughts in mind as we consider events such as the tragic death of George Floyd. Continue reading →
It is often said that Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America. The frequent implication seems to be, the church is the most racist gathering place in America. But is the presence of an all-white church evidence of a bigoted church? I think not, even though I recognize there are racially prejudice people and churches in America. Continue reading →
I have written and spoken about the many fruits that still exist from God’s Conservative Resurgence which restored the primacy of the inerrant Scripture in and throughout all of our Southern Baptist entities. I have also written and spoken in a series In Defense of God’s Order and the Gospel about the present peddling of destructive ideas such as social justice, Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, feminism, women preachers and prophetesses in the local church, Me Too excessive right by might, reducing biblical complementarianism to soft complementarianism (or one could say soft egalitarianism) and obscuring the unambiguous message and language regarding homosexuality and gender fluidity. Continue reading →
Phoebe Cates wrote an article that is posted on the ERLC website entitled, “Why our hearts matter when talking about Abortion.”
I agree with the title of the article. We should have a broken heart over the tragedy of every abortion and a tender heart toward every person who needs Christ. We should approach the woman who is contemplating abortion or has had one with love, truth, and gentleness (Eph 4:15; 1 Pet 3:15). I appreciate Phoebe reminding us of the importance of our heart when we engage women who struggle with or have had an abortion. Continue reading →
In the quest to seem with it in our present scientistic milieu, preachers and Christians often pursue fluency regarding the latest polls, statistics, and studies (punctiliar thinking) more than they seek understanding of the Scripture and linear thinking. This quest is often characterized by indiscriminate reliance upon and usage of these tools, which actually leads people further from the truth both in their thinking processes and in their conclusions. Although these tools are useful at times, they should be used judiciously and sparingly lest one unwittingly becomes a scientistic myrmidon, and by his example leads others to do likewise. Continue reading →
In this article I intend to highlight some of the spiritual dangers of our current psychological milieu. My comments are not intended to dismiss the contributions of psychology or psychiatry, but rather to offer information to enable us to be biblically discerning. Continue reading →